Despite of harsh environment, dangerous terrain, and chilling weather, eight following destinations in Vietnam still attract a large number of adventurers through the country and abroad.
After arriving in Quang Tri, it takes visitors about an hour to go to Hien Luong Bridge on Ben Hai River where was home to the DMZ during the war. Many Vietnamese people laid down their lives there to fight for national independence and freedom. Cua Bien Beach, Brai Cave, and Quang Tri Citade’ are seen as places of interest in the province.
The U Minh Forest is a huge cajuput forest covering approximately 2,000 km2 of Ca Mau and Kien Giang provinces. U Minh was a wild forest with many mosquitoes and fierce animals. Tourists can come to U Minh by waterway or by land, but the most convenient way is by motorboats from Ca Mau along Cai Tau river and Trem Trem river or from Rach Gia along the seashore.
The Annamite Mountains are a range of mountains lying between Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. This area boasts an incredibly diverse range of rare habitats, animals and plants, with one of the greatest concentrations of endemic species in a continental setting anywhere in the world, including the beautiful and threatened douc langur (Pygathrix nemaeus).
Mui Ne is famous for its enormous red and white sand dunes. The place has ranked second among the top 10 best sandboarding destinations in the world, according to the Wonderlist website.
Truong Sa is an island district of Khanh Hoa province, located in the south-central coastal region of Vietnam. Tourists will soon be able to set foot on the Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago in the East Vietnam Sea, with a pilot tour package scheduled to sail to the Vietnamese islands later this month.
Dong Van plateau was recognised as a member of the Global Network of National Geoparks in 2010, becoming Vietnam’s first geological park and the second in Southeast Asia. Covering a total area of 2,356 km2, it is home to over 250,000 people from 17 different ethnic groups, who boast unique cultures that have been fostered over the centuries.
An eastern extension of the Himalayas, Hoang Lien Son Mountain Range was created about a hundred million years ago. There are various ethnic minorities living here such as H’Mong, Dzao, and Tay.
30km away from the center of Lang Son City, Mau Son Mountain is located in Loc Binh District, Lang Son Province. The natural wonder has an ability to mesmerize anyone who is strong and lucky enough to make it to its peak. From there, they can witness one of the most magnificent sceneries of Southeast Asia.